Western Digital adds e-Ink display to My Book Elite, Studio portable HDDs

Western Digital on Tuesday announced the addition of an e-Ink display to its My Book Elite and My Book Studio portable hard drives.That means you'll know the drive label and usage stats with a glance at the drive itself.

Western Digital on Tuesday announced the addition of an e-Ink display to its My Book Elite and My Book Studio portable hard drives.

That means you'll know the drive label and usage stats with a glance at the drive itself.

Both offerings sport WD SmartWare and 256-bit hardware-based encryption. The drives are available in capacities from 500GB to 2TB.

The My Book Studio (formatted for Mac; includes FireWire 800) retails from $149.99 to $299.99.

The My Book Elite (NTFS; USB 2.0) retails from $169.99 to $279.99.

Western Digital also unveiled its new My Passport Elite, the smallest such drive the company's ever produced. It features a USB dock, illuminated capacity gauge, secure "drive lock" indicator and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

It's available in capacities up to 640GB storage, and maxes out at a retail price of $169.99. It's available in metallic red, metallic blue and metallic charcoal finishes.